Women do their bit for Madiba Day

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DSRAC chip in at KwaTshatshu day care

THERE was an atmosphere of excitement among Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture (DSRAC) officials, as they travelled to KwaTshatshu Village in Buffalo City Metro Ward 44 last week.

REVAMP: Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts & Culture officials modify the local Day Care centre in KwaTshatshu as part of their 67 minutes in honour of Mandela Day last week Wednesday Picture: SUPPLIED

Their destination? The Nolungelo Day Care Centre, where they spent 67 minutes of their time to help others in honour of Mandela Day.

Women dressed in casual wear and equipped with cleaning equipment arrived at the centre under stewardship of the Head Office Women’s Forum chairperson, Makhosazana Mbedu, in partnership with the Special Programs Unit Gender Desk.

Mbedu said the women at head office contributed towards the renovation of Nolungelo Day Care Centre in KwaTshatshu Village. “Financial contributions were made towards buying painting material to clean up the centre, educational toys and party packs for the kids. It was so awesome to see the appreciation of the recipients at the centre,” Mbedu said.

AFTER MAKEOVER: Nolungelo Day Care Centre in KwaTshatshu looked bright and beautiful after a fresh coat of paint as part of the department of sports, arts and culture’s 67 minutes for Mandela Day project last week Picture: SUPPLIED

“Nolungelo Care Centre was abuzz with DSRAC women, young and old, marking Nelson Mandela’s birthday by dedicating 67 minutes to charitable work in honour of his contribution and service to the nation. “They dirtied their hands, making a difference to the less fortunate kids [from] zero to four-years-old of KwaTshatshu village without expecting anything in return.”

The renovation included painting walls inside and outside, fillings cracks, painting playground tyres and kids’ swings. Mbedu said: “The cherry on top was the colourful and attractive artwork on the walls by visual artists”.

The centre manager could not be reached for comment at the time of writing.

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